October 04: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(October 04, 1535)
Myles Coverdale's work, the first full English Bible, was published in Zürich (Switzerland) or Cologne (Germany). photo source:

(October 04, 1582)
Pope Gregory XIII instituted the Gregorian calendar, which was adopted by a large number of countries during the next several centuries. photo source:

(October 04, 1957) The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, which went into orbit around the Earth as the first man-made satellite. photo source:

(October 04, 1966)
Lesotho Independence Day.

(October 04, 1970)
As a result of an accidental heroin overdose, legendary American singer Janis Joplin passed away. photo source:

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